Saturday, January 26, 2013


My kitchen really needs a do-over.  When we bought his house 11/11/11, we knew it would take some work to remove all this old wallpaper.  And it is everywhere.  So the first room we tackled was the master bath.

It had wall to wall caarpet, and completely wall papered.  Little did we know, that the wallpaper was attached directly to the drywall.  No primer, nothing.  So we really struggled with ripping the drywall paper, and reparing.  What an ordeal.  Now our bathroom is fairly large.  16 feet long.   so we had alot to remove.

Here are the before and after pics.  I still am not finished in htere with the wood and trim,  but I can live it now.

A work in progress and the pictures are difficult to tell but hte color is a beautiful golden yellow.  The curtains are garage sale finds and I laid this floor myself! 
Anyway, the point of my need for help is this:
Do any of you know if I can paint over wallpaper?  I have heard yeses and no's.  I really don't want to tear down wallpaper in the kitchen. 
   Someone said to prime the paper first then paint.  Ugh.....

I am ready to get this project started before it becomes 100 degrees down here in TX.

Let me know if anyone has ever tried this.....Thanks  Diane

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hospital scare

OK, So with hubby and his cancer, and then his recent valve replacement, I am one stressed out girl....Literally.  3 weeks ago I find out I have hypertension.....Then....Thursday, I am at work, just working away....and BAM,  The dreaded chest pain.  Right in mid chest and shoots down my arm....

Do I tell anyone?  Nooooooooo.

I sit there and say, Holy Cow.  What was that....  It is gone......  I don't feel it still.  What should I do?? So I do what any other sensible person should do,  I get up tell my supervisor I dont feel well.......and I get in the car and drive.....for crying out loud! 

I had to get to Houston's famous Medical Center 15 minutes away.  I park in the parking garage because the emergency area says you will be towed if your car is there longer than 15 minutes. I cant get towed.   I walked to the ER, checked in, called hubby who instantly now I am worried about him driving up the Med Ctr.  My BP was sky high, even with my new meds.  But, I had an overnight stay, and my heart checked out fine. Had a scary medication stress test.  Ever have one?  That was an experience.  The final diagnosis........esophageal spasm. 

OK girls.  So when they say if you feel like you are having heart burn or indigestion pain, it could be a heart attack.  So friend to friends, take nothing for granted. and for petes sake, don't drive yourself to the hospital.

Thank you dear Lord. 

I thought I put up all my Christmas decor.......I just noticed this on my skinny little mantel.  I think I will leave them awhile.  See if anyone else notices.

And look at Sandy......sleeping like the princess that she is,  covered up and her head on her own pillow.

And lets not forget Stumpy, who, as King, gets his very own cradle!
I gotta get working on Millies DF Ball attire over at Carol's coming up in March.  You can expect something over the top from Millie, with her love of flowers and all.  Here is a sneak peek.  Keep watching.  Millie has a special event of her own planned after the Dress Form Ball at the Polka Dot Closet.
Hugs ya'll.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Decisions decisions......

What's a girl to do......?

Just a plain slip, oh my no.

Maybe I'll pluck a few feathers....

Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Getting Millie ready for Carol's ball

I am not much of a blogger.....To work full time, have a hubby to care for with his illnesses, well, I just don't have alot of time.  So I like to browse around and read all you wonderful folk's blogs.  I occasionally have a chance to make some things,sell some things and to be truthful, I dispise typing.  Hahaha.  I have to type all day at work.  So forgive me for never having alot to say. 

That said...I have come across some Victorian Valentines in my stash mess of stuff. 

Feel free to make copies of these.  I hope you can use them in some projects.

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 I am getting my Millie gussied up and for Carol's 2'nd annual Dress Form Ball.  Last year's was such fun.